Student Financial Aid

Scholarship Programs

Applying for Scholarships

How to Apply

  1. The priority deadline to file the FAFSA is February 15, 2016. If you file the FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for all need-based aid: university-administered scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. The FAFSA is required for these programs and is recommended for all programs.
  2. The 2016-2017 Application for Special Scholarships administered through Student Financial Aid is now open! If you are selected to receive a Special Scholarship, you will be notified via your OSU Buckeye Link account.

    Please click the following link to start or continue your application: 2016-2017 APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIPS

    Priority Application Date for 2016-2017: All Students: February 15, 2016

  3. Contact your college office or visit the college website for additional scholarship opportunities. Students attending Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, or ATI should contact their individual financial aid office directly to learn about scholarships offered at those campuses.

  4. Students interested in external scholarships should follow the instructions for each scholarship listed to apply for that aid.

Because funds are limited, you will not necessarily receive funds from a scholarship for which you might otherwise be eligible. Every effort is made to distribute available scholarship funds to as many students as possible.


First File the FAFSA